Help the Cleveland APL earn valuable funding

(Cuyahoga County) - The Cleveland Animal Protective League is asking their pet adopters to post a #ShelterValentine for a chance to help them earn up to a $10,000 grant award from the Petco Foundation.

From Feb. 1 to Feb. 14, animal lovers can post a photo or video using #ShelterValentine on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win daily prizes and a grant award for the organization they adopted from.

Valentines can be a message of love to an adopted pet, a thank you to shelter staff who work hard to save lives every day, or a note of encouragement to shelter pets looking for loving homes.

Participants will have the chance to win a daily prize pack containing a Petco gift card, an item from Mutts, a BOBS from Skechers item, and a Petco Foundation swag item, and will give the Cleveland APL the chance to earn a $1,000 daily grant award, or a $10,000 Valentine’s Day grant award.

To be eligible, adopters must use the hashtag #ShelterValentine, and must @mention both @petcofoundation and their adoption organization in their post. To view full campaign rules, visit

On the week of Valentine’s Day, representatives from the Petco Foundation will travel the country visiting animal welfare organizations with a special valentine delivery.

The Petco Foundation will also compile #ShelterValentine messages from across the country to send a virtual valentine to more than 4,000 animal welfare organizations, thanking them for their lifesaving work.

Located in the Tremont area of Cleveland, the Cleveland Animal Protective League relies solely on donations and program fees to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty in Cuyahoga County and assist more than 13,000 homeless animals a year through a variety of progressive programs. The Cleveland APL has been creating happily ever afters in Northeast Ohio since 1913.

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(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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